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IOR's academic-commercial network to focus meeting on district heating and cooling

SIRACH meeting on October 1 will be hosted by Sustainable Thermal Energy Management Network

On 1st October the IOR’s SIRACH (Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration, AC and Heat) Network is visiting Newcastle University and the Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research which are part of the Sustainable Thermal Energy Management Network.

The free meeting will focus on the opportunities, challenges and new solutions offered by heating and cooling networks.

The programme will include an overview of current research carried out at Newcastle University; a presentation from Professor Jim Swithenbank of Sheffield University on why district heating matters; and a discussion by Joel Cardinal from the University of Warwick on the new heating network at the University, which incorporates Organic Rankine Cycle technology. 

Also at the event, Newcastle City Council with review its district energy plans; David Pearson from Star Refrigeration will discuss its development of a 90 deg C 13 MW heat pump; and Prof. Reinhard Radermacher of the University of Maryland will give his J&E Hall Gold Medal-winning paper “Outlook on future heat pumping and refrigeration technologies”. 

The day will also include a facilitated networking session and a tour of the Byker District Heating Site. For full details and to book your place, visit www.sirach.org.uk/R390FC770211

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